Cancer Epidemiology Faculty position, University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA

Cancer Epidemiology Faculty position, University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA

Posting Date: 01/23/2019

Job Information/Description:

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center invite applications for a full-time tenure-eligible faculty position in either the Regular/ In Residence series (50/50 split), Regular, or In Residence at the Associate or Full Professor level. The ideal candidate will have expertise in women’s cancer epidemiology and have a strong focus on breast cancer etiology.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD or DrPH in epidemiology or a closely related discipline, or an MD with an accompanying public health graduate degree. The candidate must have an established track record of original research reflected by having publications in high-impact journals and a record of principal investigator-funded research, and experience teaching in the area of breast cancer and/or cancer epidemiology.

Further qualifications include demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment. Relevant experience leading interdisciplinary research teams and the necessary administrative and communication skills to lead the development of a cancer epidemiology research team are also required.

The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people through population-based approaches by developing and evaluating educational programs, conducting epidemiologic research, engaging in public service and developing policy and other translational outcomes. The Department has Divisions of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Health Informatics. Together, the Department covers public health domains of cancer, environmental health, health promotion and disease and injury prevention, occupational and health care policy, aging, reproductive, women’s, children’s, rural, minority, immigrant and global health. The Department’s research is closely integrated with the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and with many other academic departments, centers and institutes across the entire Davis University community. This academic position will be in the Department of Public Health Sciences, but the successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in developing the cancer epidemiology research agenda of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Among other responsibilities, the faculty member hired for this position will: strengthen the Department of Public Health Sciences’ epidemiology expertise and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of cancer etiology research with a focus on breast and other women’s cancers; develop and teach public health epidemiology courses, in one or more areas such as genetic epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, molecular methods in cancer epidemiology, big data analytics in cancer epidemiology; participate in service activities for the Department, School of Medicine, University, the profession, government, or broader community and public; mentor graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, as well as junior faculty in public health, epidemiology, and oncology-related disciplines; advance the University’s national and international reputation in clinical cancer research.


Ideally, candidates would be interested in developing research that impacts California’s racially and ethnically diverse population with associated differing early life environments, cultures, cancer susceptibilities and health disparities.

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For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the “next review date” found on the application link below. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019.

Please go to to submit your Cover letter, CV, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, “Authorization to Release Information” form into UC Recruit, and names of 3 or 5 references. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson or phone at 530-752-3627.

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